A cradle of historical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religious ideas, the ancient library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But 1,500 years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend.
Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls is desperate to breach the library's hallowed halls, and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed.
Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, to the highest levels of the American government, and to a shattering outcome that will have worldwide repercussions.
©2007 Steve Berry; (P)2007 Random House Inc.
"Berry [makes] intriguing use of ancient history, and the action certainly zooms along." (Booklist)
The book is good, reading is good. You move quickly through the story & feel drawn into it.
The only problem is the same with most of the "DaVinci Knock Offs (historic thrillers"...... bad or incomplete ending. The lack luster "keep the status quo" endings are junk & we have seen it a hundred times before.
Don't know if I will read the author again.... seems like another guy trying to cash in on the fad without a well defined story ....beginning..middle... end.... simple reciepe
The performance was so poor I stopped listening after about 30 minutes so I really don't know how to rate the story. Bad performance!
I will most likely not buy anymore of his books.
I love how this author can make me turn the pages and make me "like" characters. It's just I can't take the religion bashing anymore. In this book (like the last) he makes me feel stupid for being a Christian. Like it's an insurance policy that's nothing more than a lark. I AM a Christian so I always get upset during these stories. There are too many other good authors for me to spend my money on one that bashes my religion. (And he really bashes Jews in this book). It is a good story.... Just, personally, 2 books of Christian bashing is enough for me.
The print version could be used to hit me over the head and it would still be better than listening to Brick.
Hadad not being hadead!
Obnoxious. Unnecessary. Loud.
Cotton Malone rocks!
Too many to choose
Scott Brick at his best.Very consistent and definitely makes the book.
Hope Scott Brick continues with other novels.Having been an audible book fan for years, I can definitely say the narrator is just as important as the book.When the two are congruent, the result is a masterpiece that can't be put down!Other narrators that I highly recommend that comes immediate to mind includes Peter Jay Fernandez and Johanna Parker.
Awful....I don't understand how the producers of this audio book thought that the narrator reading was even sort of OK. There are so many wonderful actors and/or readers with fabulous voices that, to borrow the phrase, one would be glad to listen to them read the phone book. Not the case here, as I couldn't bear to listen to him read a presumably good story. So I really don't get the choice on this one. The story seemed fine, even sort of interesting but after a few tries and approximately 20 minutes of listening I just couldn't stand it anymore and I had to stop for good. I'm bummed I used my credits on this one. To be fair to the author I might check the book out from the library and give it a go at a later date.
Living life of Significance
I enjoyed the story, but I almost stopped listening to the book because the narration is sooooo terrible. There were times in the book that I couldn't tell what character was talking because they all sound the same. Other times it feels like William Shatner as Captain Kirk reading to you. If over acting is possible with narration...it's done here.
The story is entertaining enough, but the narrator is absolutely awful. I can't understand why he keeps getting hired to read books. I would have gone with 4 stars if not for that.
I recently finished The Templar Legacy (TTL) in book form and was delighted to find this book by the same author--it was great! The author did a terrific job of juggling the different story lines in an orderly fashion that kept you wanting to read faster! You revisit characters from TTL as they continue to evolve but it's definitely a stand alone book. His ability to suspend reality is so good I just know I am going to be able to go visit the Alexandria Library sometime. Scott Brick reads clearly so that you have no trouble keeping track of which person is talking. He would definitely influence me to choose a book if he is reading.
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